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Property preservation insurance

Legal claims can clean you out. Protect your bank balance and preserve your reputation with property preservation insurance.

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Property preservation insurance

Legal claims can clean you out. Protect your bank balance and preserve your reputation with property preservation insurance.

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Coverage to preserve and protect you

Clearing out and cleaning up the neglected, abandoned and foreclosed can mean anything from window-boarding to winterization. You’re not just a Jack – or Jacqueline – of all trades, you’re a skilled multi-tasker.

On top of that, the PP industry’s a minefield of rules and regulations. You have to know what you’re allowed to do, what you’re not, and all the possible pitfalls in between.

So, as well as having the right skills, equipment and licenses, you need the right business insurance.

Sure, you’re careful. But accidents happen, mistakes get made. And when things go wrong, you need to know your business is protected and your reputation preserved.

Business insurance for property preservation contractors

General liability insurance + optional BPP insurance

From $42 a month

For claims you damaged someone else’s property, or caused them injury (including slander or libel). Takes care of medical expenses, your legal defense and compensation, too, if you’re liable.

Add on business personal property (BPP) insurance to protect your tools and equipment on-site.

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Professional liability (errors & omissions) insurance

From $71 a month

If a client claims your work is faulty and it's cost them money, professional liability insurance can cover your legal costs and damages. Even if a claim is groundless.

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Buy general liability or professional liability insurance separately. Or, if you need both, buy them as a package. Fill out a short form and we’ll get back to you with our best quote in one working day.

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  • Why do property preservation contractors need professional liability (E&O) insurance?

    Check your state’s requirements. Some states require P&P contractors to have both general and errors and omissions insurance (E&O). There’s a difference.

    General liability insurance protects you from claims someone got injured, or their property damaged, and you were to blame. It doesn’t cover you for claims you made a mistake, or your work was faulty. That’s what E&O insurance is for.

    Say you clear out the neighbor’s shed by mistake? Or, re-key the wrong property? Or trash a dirty old carpet, ripped and full of holes, only to find out it was an antique, meant for restoration?

    You could be sued. In fact, you can be sued even if you did nothing wrong. And without the right insurance, that’s going to cost you. A lot.

    Even if there’s no grounds for a claim, E&O insurance hires you an attorney, takes care of your legal fees and pays compensation too. And as coverage can be retroactive, it means claims made over work you’ve done in the past won’t be a worry either.

  • Why do property preservation contractors need general liability insurance?

    Banks and realtors usually require you to have general liability insurance before they’ll hire you. But you need it anyway. Because maintaining and repairing clients’ properties puts you at high risk of bodily injury and property damage claims.

    What if you’re grass cutting and your mower throws a rock, putting a huge hole in the siding? Or you spill a bucket of paint on an expensive, wool carpet? Or someone slips on the hardwood floor you just polished and needs hospital treatment?

    You could end up facing a claim. Medical bills, repairs, lawyers, court fees… the costs can go through the roof. And a lawsuit won’t just put a dent in your bank balance, it can harm your reputation, too.

    General liability insurance protects your business from the cost of claims. If a claim’s made against you - even if it’s groundless – your coverage can take care of your legal costs and compensation, if yu’re liable.

  • How much does property preservation insurance cost?

    Our general liability policies start at $42 a month. Professional liability (E&O) insurance will cost you from $71 a month. But you don’t have to pay monthly. We have quarterly and annual options, so you can choose payments that work for you.

    The price you’ll pay for your insurance varies from business to business. It’s affected by things like:

    • the size of your business
    • its location
    • the limits you choose.

    If you choose a bigger deductible (the amount you’ll contribute towards the cost if there’s a claim) your premium will cost less. Just be sure you could actually afford to pay that amount if you have to.

    As for how much cover you need. It’s always best to over-estimate. Imagine the worst that could happen, then pick a figure you can realistically afford.

    Each property preservation company is different, we get that. And that means your insurance needs are, too. We can build a package to suit your business. In minutes.

What other kinds of insurance do property preservation professionals need?

Business personal property insurance (BPP)

If you take equipment like laptops and mobiles to meetings, this policy is worth having. It also covers the portable stuff in your office - from your furniture to your potted plants.

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Cyber liability insurance

If you use email, own a website, or store client data, cyber insurance is a must. It can’t stop a cyber-attack, but it can pay your recovery costs so your business survives from one.

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Workers' compensation insurance

Most states require you to have this policy even if you only have one employee. It’s good to have anyway. It protects your business from the cost of workplace illness and injury claims which can be crippling.

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Because we understand every business is different, we'll build an insurance package to suit your needs. In minutes.

To build the right insurance package for you call one of our licensed advisors today on 978.344.4215.

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